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International Volunteer Opportunities

As part of our commitment to continued global social impact, NPCA is proud to partner with a variety of organizations to offer international volunteer opportunities for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, former Peace Corps staff, and others who are interested. Please note: these are not Peace Corps Volunteer or Peace Corps Response postings.
 

Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F)

 

DUE TO COVID-19, ALL FARMER-TO-FARMER (F2F) ACTIVITIES HAVE PIVOTED TO REMOTE ASSIGNMENTS. 

PLEASE SEE OUR CURRENT OFFERINGS LISTED BELOW.

ONCE THE SITUATION HAS RESOLVED, IN COUNTRY ASSIGNMENTS WILL RESUME.


NPCA is partnering with Winrock International and NCBA CLUSA to recruit qualified RPCVs for F2F assignments in West Africa and South America. Farmer-to-Farmer assignments are designed to provide opportunity for US technical experts to conduct short term consultancies that focus on capacity building of organizations and individuals globally. This work focuses on agricultural extension training, livelihood development, cooperative development, and horticulture, among others. 

This is a five-year partnership to implement the Farmer-to-Farmer USAID funded program. NPCA and Winrock International will focus on assignments in Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal, and NPCA and NCBA CLUSA will focus on assignments in Peru, Ecuador, and Cambodia.

Assignments generally last one to four weeks. While the volunteer consultants donate their time and expertise, all travel and living expenses are covered, including round-trip airfare, lodging, meals, local transportation, and incidentals. Some assignments require at least 10 years of professional experience in the technical area requested and/or a language requirement.  Winrock International and NCBA CLUSA recognize the unique experience RPCVs bring to these short term assignments, having long standing relationships and working experience in their countries of Peace Corps service and professional careers.  NPCA is proud to partner with Winrock International and NCBA CLUSA to provide opportunities for RPCVs to make continued global social impacts.  

If you are interested in serving in a short-term assignment, or would like to apply for one of the assignments listed below, send a brief cover letter and resume to service@peacecorpsconnect.org.

 






 

 

 

Current Opportunities

Short Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments:

Important Note:  All assignments listed will be conducted remotely at this time, however, all US based volunteers will be paired with a local volunteer in the location of the assignment to complete the scope of work. The US based volunteer will collaborate with the local volunteer, who will conduct the in person requirements of the assignment. These assignments do not include travel to the country at this time and will be conducted completely remote.

 

Remote Digital Advertising/Virtual Store Specialist 

Country: Peru (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Peru)
Location: Huánuco
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English and Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in April-May, 2021


Assignment Description: NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digital Advertising Specialist/Virtual Stores Strategy to support the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs – DEVIDA, based in Huánuco, Peru. The Digital Advertising Specialist, alongside a local counterpart, will help thee organization finalize their cost-efficient advertisement plan which will continue to support their cacao cooperatives. Despite DEVIDA sponsoring the design of 4 virtual stores and 6 websites including links to VISA card payment options, they do not have a commercialization strategy that their members may use. To make DEVIDA initiatives sustainable, they need a commercialization strategy to make virtual stores sustainable and profitable for Huánuco's cooperatives and entrepreneurs. By the end of this assignment, the volunteer will, have taught cooperative members 1) How to advertise and promote their virtual stores.  2) How to revitalize virtual stores to increase their sales and 3) How to develop trustworthy and profitable distribution channels for virtual stores.

 

Export Strategy Specialist

Country: Peru (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Peru)
Location: San Martin
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Intermidiate Spanish a plus

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in April-May, 2021


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Remote Export Strategy Specialist to support APROSELVANOR- Asociación de Productores Selva Nororiental team, based in San Martin, Peru. The Remote Export Strategy Specialist, in collaboration with a local counterpart, will provide remote guidance for the association to develop a strong export strategy to conduct direct trade contracts. This includes knowledge of international requirements (preferably USA and Europe), INCOTERMS use, pricing, negotiations, and other topics that the volunteer considers relevant for better performance of this activity. By the end of the assignment the association should be knowledgeable on different types of contracts to export coffee through direct trade, strategies to conduct negotiations with coffee customers overseas, strategies to conduct review of documentation for exports overseas and draft of checklist to meet Peru and international requirements, and coffee export requirements for the US and Europe.

 

Branding and Logo Specialist

Country: Peru (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Peru)
Location: San Martin
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish a plus

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in April-May, 2021


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Remote Branding and Logo Specialist to support the Asociación de Mujeres Emprendedoras de Nuevo Progreso (AMUJENP) team, based in San Martin, Peru. The Branding and Logo Specialist, alongside a local counterpart, will provide branding and logo training to the association’s members and staff. By the end of the assignment the volunteer will help the Association establish what  their value proposition is to identify themselves with the public; how to establish a brand, name and logo; and how to utilize a logo in packaging and other advertising materials.

 

Pest Management and Organic Standards Specialist

Country: Ecuador (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Ecuador)
Location: Napo 
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Intermidiate Spanish a plus

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in April-May, 2021


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Pest Management and Organic Standards Specialist to support Asociación Tsatsayaku, based in Napo, Ecuador. The Pest Management and Organic Standards Specialist, in collaboration with a local counterpart, will provide remote guidance for the association to gain a better understanding of organic production standards and methodologies while implementing pest management practices that comply with USDA NOP and EU organic regulations. Tsatsayaku’s members produce fine aroma cacao under the Amazonian chakra system which combines cacao production with other crops like wayusa, pineapple, papaya, lemon, orange, plantain, cassava, naranjilla, timber species and medicinal plants. They are certified organic by Kiwa BCS however, the general thought amongst the farmers is that organic production implies not adding any agricultural input to the crop and this puts the cacao plantation at risk (more susceptible to pests and diseases and weakens plant nutrition).

 

Organizational Strengthening Specialist

Country: Ecuador (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Ecuador)
Location: Guayas
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Fluent Spanish a plus

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in April-June, 2021


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Organizational Strengthening Specialist to support Asociación de Producción Agropecuaria Cargo “ASOPROCARGO," based in Guayas, Ecuador. Organizational Strengthening Specialist, in collaboration with a local counterpart, will provide training and support to help the Association to find ways to increase member engagement for working associatively, including establishing roles and responsibilities. The Association hopes to train their members on the importance of organizational strengthening and how this will benefit them as members of the cooperative.

 

Branding Specialist

Country: Ecuador (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Ecuador)
Location: Manabí
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English and Spanish fluency preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in April-July, 2021


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Branding Specialist to support Corporación Fortaleza del Valle, based in Manabí, Ecuador. The Branding Specialist, in collaboration with a local Counterpart, will provide remote guidance for the association in developing a strong brand strategy that catalyzes the word of mouth technique among their customers to be the company’s best and most effective advertising technique. The volunteer will assess the association’s current branding tools, help them develop new tools, and provide training for association members to be ambassadors of the Fortaleza brand. Guidance on marketing and branding will also be necessary.

 

Tropical Fruit Processing 

Country: Guinea (will be a remote assignment, paired with a local volunteer)

Location: Kindia
Implementing Partner: Winrock International

Language Requirement: English, French a plus

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks, March-May, 2021


Assignment Description: Winrock International requests the support of a remote Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for volunteer assignment supporting a host located in Kindia, Guinea. The volunteer will provide remote technical assistance to a youth entrepreneur (AVENIR) and her nascent business Enterprise Fatou and Kadija (EFK-SARL) on tropical fruit processing to increase the quality of juices and jams through use of low-cost equipment, extend the shelf life of pineapple, mango, ginger, cucumber and other fruit juices, conduct nutritional data testing for products, and make recommendations for purchasing equipment such as grinders, juice extractors, water treatment, concentrations, homogenizers, pulp collection tanks, bottle filling and capping equipment, etc.  

 

 

Long Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments:

Project Implementation Support

NPCA, in partnership with Winrock International, places long term volunteers in Francophone West Africa to support the Farmer-to-Farmer country offices with project implementation.  We are not currently accepting applications for this assignment, but if you are interested in learning more about long term volunteer opportunities in 2021, please fill out this expression of interest form.  

Countries: Senegal, Guinea, Mali
Length of Assignment: 6-9 Months

Implementing Partner: Winrock International

Language Requirement: French
Assignment Description: Assisting the Winrock Farmer-to-Farmer country office with project implementation support.  Duties may include: document translation, report writing, scope of work development, host organization assessment, and data collection. Applicants should have a strong background in agriculture.

**As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, these assignments are made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.**

 

If you are interested in serving in a Farmer-to-Farmer assignment, or would like to apply for one of the assignments listed above, send a brief cover letter and resume to service@peacecorpsconnect.org.  All application materials must be submitted in English.

 

If you are interested in learning about upcoming international volunteers opportunities, please update your NPCA profile section "International Volunteer Activities" at the bottom of the page. You can upload your resume as well as sync to your LinkedIn profile. While updating your profile, please make sure your country of service information is correct. While you may update your privacy settings to make some information on your profile visible to members of the Peace Corps community and/or to the public, information under "International Volunteer Activities"and your resume are visible to NPCA administration only.

 

National Peace Corps Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.